Greenpeace is an independent, nonprofit, global campaigning organization that uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems and their causes. It was founded in 1971 by a small team of activists set sail from Vancouver, Canada, in an old fishing boat in order to protest underground nuclear testing by the US military at Amchitka, a tiny volcanic island off western Alaska. Greenpeace stands for positive change through action to defend the natural world and promote peace. It investigates, exposes and confronts environmental abuse by governments and corporations around the world while championing environmentally responsible and socially just solutions, including scientific and technological innovation. Greenpeace works with scientists to conduct scientific research, document environmental problems, lobby governments and industries to take part in global negotiations and educate and engage the public. For nearly 50 years, it also has been sailing the world’s oceans to fight for environmental justice. In this committee, we strive to two of the most fundamental ecosystems which shape our planet: forests and oceans. Forests are our life support systems.They help regulate our climate and support the diversity of life on Earth, but they are being pushed to the brink of collapse by companies driven by profit over the planet. Our oceans, at the same time are being threatened by problems ranging from climate change and plastic pollution, to mining and overfishing. These problems get more urgent every day and the world needs robust action to move further.
Agenda Item 1: Restore Forests, Restore Hope
Agenda Item 2: Protect the Ocean From Pole to Pole
Under Secratary General: İnci Çetin
Academic Assistant: Nazlı Özbilge